Spring Favorites With Guest Melissa Morrelli

A new month brings along a new guest designer to “wow” us with her projects, and we know you will love what March guest designer Melissa Morrelli has in store for you this month! Mellissa creates graphic and BOLD traveler’s notebook and mini album projects, and has a keen eye for good design. The traveler’s notebook spread that she’s sharing with us today using our March 2019 kit and add-ons is no exception. Let’s take a look!

Hi friends! Melissa here today to share my first project as the March guest designer here at Elle’s Studio. I have created a traveler’s notebook spread using a silly family selfie my crew took a few springs ago, after a bike ride and picnic at the park—which happens to be one one our first and favorite activities we do when spring arrives! 

Supplies | March 2019 Kit, Wood Veneer Speech Bubbles, Spring Puffy StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper StackThe Details Stamp

To start my layout I cut two pieces of grid paper to 4″x 8″ to use as my background for this layout. (I don’t adhere these pieces of paper into my traveler’s notebook until I’m completely done with my layout). 

Working on the left side first, I printed my picture with a large white border. I then took several scraps from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack and just had fun layering all those bits and pieces behind my photo. 

Moving on to the right side I used the numbered 3″ x 4″ card from the March 2019 Kit and I typed out some of our other favorite things about spring, using my typewriter. Then I added my “spring favorites” title with the Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers

Then, I started embellishing. I added stitching and staples to start with. Then I started stamping—I LOVE The Details Stamp! I stamped on the background of the right side of my spread and directly on my picture on the left. I added some Spring Puffy Stickers and die cut labels from the March Kit. Lastly, I backed the Wood Veneer Speech Bubbles with some paper and added those as the finishing touch. 

I hope you enjoy my project and I hope I inspire you so make something fun, too!

Hello, Elle’s Studio fans! I’m Melissa Morrelli, an obsessed picture taker and story teller. I am so thrilled to be a guest designer this month for Elle’s Studio. My absolute favorite method for documenting my family stories is in a traveler’s notebook—I really appreciate the compact size! My other paper love is making mini albums for special occasions (birthdays, holidays and vacations.) I live in California with my family, my favorite subject to photograph and tell stories about. We are an active family and we love the outdoors (you can always find us where the wild things are!) There’s never a dull moment in my life and there is always a story to tell.

I really hope I inspire you to make something fun!

Tune in next week for Melissa’s second project! Until then, follow her at her Instagram account, @melissamorrelli, for more traveler’s notebook inspiration!

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